This stand is for the ramp transportation of the engine, with or without the LPT attached. The unit has four (4) shock-mounted casters and a tow bar. The core can be handled in the QEC condition and is supported by an adapter plate attached to the forward compressor flange and by the AFT ground handling points. A dummy midframe is provided for use, with the LPT removed. A mid-shaft support with pre-load features is supplied.